Let’s Talk: How Peer Feedback Drives Workplace Productivity

There is nothing worse than a tattletale. In the workplace, this is when a colleague doesn’t like what you’re doing, and he or she gives your boss feedback, and your boss gives this feedback to you. Seems a little roundabout, right? I’ve experienced this third-party feedback in previous positions – never face-to-face, always behind-the-back. When … Continue reading Let’s Talk: How Peer Feedback Drives Workplace Productivity

Stress is Brutal at Work. Let’s Try to Reduce It!

  I have had days where I come home from work and can barely see straight due to stress.  When this happens, there are two things I may do when I get home, neither of which are good.  First, I start to be ‘short’ and crabby with the first person I see.  Second, I dive … Continue reading Stress is Brutal at Work. Let’s Try to Reduce It!

Bringing Humanity Back to Work

  For most of my career, I have been on a somewhat spiritual search.  I was looking for an organization that harnessed the wisdom of the employee and where everyone was valued, respected, and treated as a whole person.  I knew in my core that if you felt valued and respected, you would do fabulous … Continue reading Bringing Humanity Back to Work

Rocks, Pebbles, Sand….Which Comes First?

A teacher walks into a classroom and sets a glass jar on the table. He silently places 2-inch rocks in the jar until no more can fit. He asks the class if the jar is full and they agree it is. He says, “Really,” and pulls out a pile of small pebbles, adding them to … Continue reading Rocks, Pebbles, Sand….Which Comes First?

“I do not know” is a Leadership Quality

We all know people at work who are filled with so much ego that they take great pains to hide any hint of failure or weakness. No matter what happens, they always have the last word.  Their strategy is the belief that any hint of vulnerability would cause others to see them as weak. According … Continue reading “I do not know” is a Leadership Quality

Does A Leader Always Have a Fancy Title?

As part of my career journey, I have had so many people say to me...I want to be a VP or a CEO.  It’s important to remember that leaders are not just the ones with formal titles such as VP, EVP or CEO.  In fact, many leaders that have inspired me have not been formal … Continue reading Does A Leader Always Have a Fancy Title?